Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Rise and Fall of The Obscure Music Download Blog

The Rise And Fall Of The Obscure Music Download Blog: A Roundtable:

 In the 21st century, do you think something exists if it doesn't exist somewhere on the internet?
     Eric Lumbleau: If something can be said to meaningfully exist if said existence occurs amid such endless proliferation that it's forgotten sooner than it's absorbed. A better question is whether the cultural relativity induced by having all musical histories on tap 24/7 renders the act of attempting to connect historical threads a fool's errand. Being inside this cyclotron of atomized information from my own vantage point produces a palpable sense of vertigo. A feeling that it could be anything in any order by anyone at any time for any reason. Everything pointing in all directions quaquaversally but arriving at no destination. And its effect is a cancellation of affect. 
      A feeling like Baudrillard's screen stage of blank fascination has reached its terminal phase and all previous depths are collapsing into an endless vista of dazzling surface play. In my case, it's caused me to recoil and retreat to engaging with music in the way that I did when I was in my early teens, which is to say with no concern at all for what else I might be missing at the same time or what else "I need to know about," since there's no sense any longer of a beginning, end or causation in the spaces between, so I just tune into a select few things that I then revisit with depth and intensity and block out the rest of the hubbub.
Frank Deserto: My grandparents exist, and they have no presence on the internet.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Genre: Australian Psych. Rock//60's hazy feel-good



Oy! Homework assignment: Help me track down the albums listed in this video and we can all feast on some superior psych-freakout goodness. Watch the video or be lazy and go here and look on the right-hand side to scroll through all of Ty Segall's picks. I've got the Television Personalities, Dicks, and Flying Lizards album. If you all can get some of the others (especially the Swell Maps 'Jane From Occupied Europe') I'll megapost them.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Genre: psych-folk/rock
Listen (Dead link: if an unmarked album link falls on the internet, who hears it? AKA, bizarre how some albums get taken down and some don't.  If you want a re-up post in the comments and I'll get it up again)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now from Turk Madison on Vimeo.

Krautrock mega-video mix

Fairy Tales - Kin Ping Meh
Queen Of Spades - Curly Curve
A Place To Go - Embryo
China - Electric Sandwich
It All Depends - The Scorpions
Ride The Sky - Lucifer’s Friend
No Freak Out - Spermuell
Norderland - Eroc
Gammy Ray - Birth Control
Castle In The Air - Eloy
So Far - Faust
Watussi - Harmonia

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Album Progression: Ambient>Krautrock>Psychedelic>Ambient


For maximum effect combine with doses of Zaucer of Zilk by Brendan Mccarthy and Al Ewing.